Three days before voters go to the polls, more than half of the respondents in an opinion poll conducted by Rentals.ca of renters in Toronto, are still undecided on their choice for Toronto’s next mayor.
When asked “which candidate do you plan to vote for mayor of the city of Toronto,” 59 per cent responded “I am undecided.”
Thirteen per cent said they are not planning to vote; Olivia Chow received 11 per cent; Ana Bailao got 10 per cent and Mark Sanders garnered almost 8 per cent.
Affordable housing and high rents are on the minds of many voters, and renters could be a force in deciding Toronto’s mayoral race.
In the online survey emailed to renters at 5 p.m. Thursday, 85 per cent of the respondents cited high rents as the biggest issue in Toronto’s rental market.
The candidates’ rental housing policies were very important to 73 per cent of the respondents and somewhat important to 15 per cent of the participants.
71 per cent strongly agreed that it is crucial the next Toronto mayor take action on the shortage of rental housing in the city, while 20 per cent agreed with the statement.
As of Friday at noon, the opinion poll had 109 respondents.